Correction...The Mac used to use the PowerPC chip, which I believe are
32-bit. They now use the G3 and G4 chips. These are 64-bit CPUs

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Richter [mailto:srichter@AutoCoder.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 4:23 PM
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Trivia: Processor MHz


I am not comparing systems, I am comparing the cpu's.  Both the Mac and the
iSeries use the PowerPc microprocessor.  The Mac is 32 bit ( I guess ) and
the iSeries is 64 bit.  It is strong evidence to me that the iSeries could
have a faster cpu if IBM would allow it to. No need to wait for Regatta.


Steve Richter


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Barber" <mboceanside@worldnet.att.net>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: Trivia: Processor MHz


> Not to correct anything you say, but....
>
> The Power Mac is running One(1) thing at a time(last time I looked)
> and which "modern" language are you referring to ?? As I stated,
> this is a silly discussion and comparing two very unlike boxes is
> a waste of mailing list space.
>
> If we had a EE type on the list,perhaps he/she could lead us in
> a discussion of "clock speed" vs "processor speed".
>
> Even Apple bothers to print a teeny-tiny little
> disclaimer on their material that states that clock speed is no
> indication of processor speed.
>
> At the current rate of MHZ and GHZ rating, we will soon have processors
> running faster than the flow of electricity(remember cycles).
>
>
> Steve Richter wrote:
> >
> > >From the Apple web site:
> >
> > "Awesome processing power
> > You can choose from three super models: the dual 800MHz Power Mac G4
with
> > SuperDrive, 867MHz Power Mac G4 with SuperDrive or the 733MHz Power Mac
G4
> > with a CD-RW drive."
> >
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